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Take Off with full battery

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by namnonac, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. namnonac

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    Hi folks, new here with less than 2 hours flying time. I see on the forum lots of references to only flying with a full battery. Do you only have one continuos flight. I have on occasions flown for 5-7 minutes landed and switched off changed location, switched back on and recalibrate C Compass and had another flight. I may do this a couple of times each outing. Is this not a good thing to do and if do why?
     
  2. Mark The Droner

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    People have reported that they have done what you suggest and insist it is perfectly safe with no issues. Still, personally, I'd prefer to have a second, fully charged battery, but that's me.
     
  3. With The Birds

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    If I have flown a pack down to around 60pc (50 is my limit) I will do another flight on it same day if the need arises. Haven't had an issue. I wouldn't be going out over water or somewhere it may be difficult to recover from a problem though.

    As to your compass calibration. I would rather stick with a known good calibration than calibrate prior to every flight.
     
  4. msinger

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    You can safely fly for a few minutes on the same battery in a few locations if you make sure you're monitoring the battery voltage.

    Check out this post for more information on when to recalibrate the compass.